Balanced Calendar

In accordance with current Michigan law the following are some of the guidelines for implementing a Balanced Calendar:

  • Balanced Calendar schools are required to meet 180 days of instructional time and 1098 instructional hours
  • Balanced Calendar schools may select and customize multiple breaks throughout the school year
  • For the 2020-2021 school year a district may start before Labor Day without requesting a waiver (MCL.380.1284b)
  • Balanced Calendar schools are required to meet the ISD common Professional Development days and other ISD-wide calendar events
  • Balanced Calendars must comply with state assessment dates

For additional questions and support regarding Balanced Calendar, please contact the Michigan Department of Education at MDE-Balanced-Calendar@michigan.gov

Resources

Balanced Calendar General FAQs
Balanced Calendar Superintendent FAQs
Balanced Calendar Sample Schedules